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    The BHS Summer Reading List pdf icon is a list of books recommend by the BHS Language Arts department and librarian Ms. Arthur, and has been complied for your summer reading pleasure. The grade-level groupings are our best estimate as to the texts' reading level. Feel free to challenge yourself and read a book from the next grade level. 
    NOT FAKE NEWS! Students may check out books from the Ballard High School library over the summer!

    You can find reviews/synopses for most (if not all) of the listed books at or 

    Seattle Public Library

    The Seattle Public Library is promoting their Book Bingo again this summer. Play to win fabulous prizes! Visit the Seattle Public Library website for additional information. Teen Book Bingo png

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    Lindi Wood

    Phone: 206-252-1121
    Main Office: 206-252-1000

    7:45a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

    Mon-Thurs, Times TBA

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